Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

Friday, April 20, 2018

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Welcome to the Maple Dale Elementary Newsletter! We will share important information and highlight the great things our students and teachers are doing at our school. You can expect this in your inbox each week on Friday afternoons.

Attendance Line: (513) 686-1726

Mark your calendars!

April 20 - Spring MAP Results sent home in backpacks

April 23 - AM Preschool field trip to the zoo

April 24 - PM Preschool field trip to the zoo

April 24 - Howard, Hillenbrand and Roell AM field trip to Caldwell Nature Ctr

April 25 - Carey, Hayes and Roell PM field trip to Caldwell Nature Ctr

April 27 - 4th Grade field trip to Freedom Ctr

April 27 - Maple Dale CARNIVAL 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

April 30 - 4th Grade Visit to Greene

Final Earth Week Event

Saturday 4/21 Walk or bike to Summit Park and enjoy the Cincinnati Earth Day event starting at noon Greater Cincinnati Earth Day Home

Maple Dale Spring Carnival - FRIDAY, APRIL 27th

Help Wanted!

Can you spare an hour of your lunch break to volunteer? Maple Dale Milers still needs parent volunteers for Wednesday April 28th and May 9th. No volunteers, then the program will be cancelled!

1st shift (1st & 2nd grade) from 11:30am -12:30pm

2nd shift( 4th & 3rd) from 12:45pm -1:45pm

Help set up, monitor the kids, and complete minimal paperwork to record the miles.

Please click link to sign up. Maple Dale Milers Volunteer Sign Up Spring 2018

Student Information for Classroom Placement - Link

Green Team Seed Tape

During lunch recess today your child had a chance to create seed tape. This consists of wildflower bird & butterfly mix and can be planted now or when you are ready. The "glue" is a paste made from flour and water. Just place on top of loosened soil in a sunny spot and cover with enough soil so you can no longer see the paper towel. Keep watered until it starts to germinate and then water as needed. The paper towel will eventually break down into the soil. In 1 1/2-2 months you should start to see some flowers!

Maple Dale Cookbook Art Winners

Cover: Claire Lemmons, 4th grade

Letter to Readers: Naomi Broxterman, 3rd grade

Appetizer and Beverages: Margo Simon, 3rd grade

Soups and Salads: Joey Phoenix, 2nd grade

Vegetables and Side Dishes: Danny Bonn, 2nd grade

Main Dishes: Isabel Hoeltje, 2nd grade

Breads and Rolls: Sydney Price, 1st grade

Dessert: Maya Zilch, 3rd grade

Cookies and Candy: Olivia Wallace, 1st grade

This and That: Jordan Finck, 3rd grade

Honorable Mention (artwork is included in the front of the cookbook):

Georgia Huetcher, 4th grade

Sophia Simon, 4th grade

Nikki Lumb, 3rd grade

Amelia Cecilio, 3rd grade

Thank you all for the wonderful submissions!

(Please let me know if I did not spell your name correctly, or if I have the wrong grade. - Thanks! Mrs. Johnson)

Got a Yearbook?

There are still a few yearbooks available. Soft covers are $18 and Hard covers are $23. Check payable to Lifetouch or cash. Please contact Julie Bauer at japrior1967@yahoo.com or 513-404-2965 or Gina Mahoney, ginamahoney@yahoo.com, 513-418-1820. First come, first serve!

Do you have a 4th Grader Going to Greene School Next Year?

Maple Dale School Grants Available - What would you like to see the PTO invest in?

The PTO is planning to approve additional proposals for School Grants at the May General Meeting. Students, parents, teachers, and staff are invited to submit proposals for expenditures. Proposals acceptable to the school administration will be evaluated by the PTO Executive board based on the number of students who will benefit and by the impact of the proposal on the educational achievement of students.

At the May General Meeting, funds remaining from the 2018-19 year will be appropriated. Other proposals submitted may be included in the 2018-19 budget for distribution in the fall or winter of next school year.

Guidlines for expenditures:
- proposals may be submitted by any member of the PTO or the children of any member of the PTO
- proposals must include all requested information
- requests are due by April 30, 2018.

Fill out the application at: https://goo.gl/forms/MzxEzPROKxf4G4c03

Maple Dale Book Swap- May 14 & 15, 2018

Maple Dale Elementary students are invited to participate in a Book Swap on May 14 and 15, 2018. Bring in your gently used books and trade them in for “new to you” books to read! Here’s how the Book Swap will work:

From April 30, 2018 to May 11, 2018 students may bring in any ‘gently used’ books to their classroom for donation. We will be collecting (Kindergarten through 4th grade appropriate) books brought in by each student.

May 14th/15th students will be invited to visit the Book Swap tables and select a book(s) of their choice. The number of books students will be allowed to select will be based on the number of books that are donated in total. The more books we get, the more books students will be allowed to take home! However, if a student is unable to donate a book they will still be able to choose a book(s) on the day of the Book Swap.

Please consider volunteering for the Book Swap-


Questions- Amie Leigh Reece amieleighreece@gmail.com

Field Day is May 21st!

It is one of the students' favorite days of the year and you can be part of it. Field Day is a fun finale to the school year and we need volunteers. There is a morning session (2nd and 4th graders) and an afternoon session (1st and 3rd graders). We need 20 volunteers for each ~1.5 hr session. Mr. Chaney and other teachers have everything planned. As a volunteer, you will work one of the stations and help the kids with that given event. Easy and fun! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b44abaa2ca1f58-maple

All Pro Dad's Welcomed Mr. Redlegs!

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Helping Children Right Wrongs

Dear Maple Dale Families,

When was the last time you went back to someone and fixed the problem because it was your fault? This principle of “Righting a Wrong”is one of the most difficult for many people to incorporate into their lives. Disagreements and conflicts will always be part of our society, but it is the manner in which we deal with these situations afterward that can make the biggest difference. Learning to Right their Wrongs is a valuable lesson for children to realize that they can, in fact, make a difference in the world. When children learn to right wrongs and make amends for hurts that they have caused, they will see with their own eyes how their efforts can make a difference. They can experience the value of persistence and comprehend that small steps can lead them on a journey toward peace.

How do we encourage application of this principle?

  • By stories- We will be reading stories about characters “Righting a Wrong”. This is an important theme in many children’s stories.

  • By example- As adults and parents, we need to show how to “Right a Wrong” in our daily lives. Take the time to discuss that with your child and demonstrate how it’s challenging to do but worth it when it’s done. We have to model behavior that we want children to practice, or children may think that we are not sincere.

  • By recognition- Maple Dale honors children and adults who “Right their Wrongs” in ALL areas of the building. Peace notes, Praise, and even open discussions!

  • By reflection- Peace Walks and Right Wrong Slips™ help children think about their actions as well as give time to process how to “Right the Wrong” with classmates, teachers, and community members.

  • By calmness- By keeping our cool, we help a child find a way to right the wrong.

How can you help at Home?

  1. Praise your child for Righting Wrongs. Say things like, “That was being a good PeaceBuilder™. Learning to right wrongs is often very difficult for children. They need to know when they have done something well.

  2. Point out times when adults Right Wrongs. Talk to your child about what was done to Right the Wrong. Children need adults to set good examples. They need help to understand how an adult’s actions righted the wrong.

  3. When a wrong happens at home, ask your child to come up with five ways to Right the Wrong. For example, if your child takes a toy from another child, ask, “What are five ways to Right that Wrong?” This may seem more difficult than just telling the child what to do. But when children create their own solutions, they are more likely to remember them.

Summer Bridge Program Info Kit


Each summer, several parents ask me about what to use when working with their child to sharpen skills over the summer months.

There are online tools available to our Maple Dale students such as Raz Kids and Compass Learning throughout the summer.

Another more "portable" option is a workbook. One I recommend is Summer Bridge. I know we get one each summer and my daughter Caroline has a "school" time each day. She is motivated to finish her bridge book before school begins and we reward her efforts with a special outing of her choice at the end of the summer.

The order form below offers the books to you at a reduced cost. The online ordering form will allow you to order online and have the book shipped directly to your home. Maple Dale is not making a profit on these materials, simply offering them to you as an affordable option.

Summer will be here before we know it!


Ann Marie Reinke

Parents will visit our dedicated ordering website for this option and order online ( www.SummerBridgeDirect.com ). They will need to use the school code: “MAPLE”

We then ship the books directly to their homes.

Most orders ship within 24 hours and they will receive a confirmation email from us with post office tracking #’s.

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Maple Dale Art Show Reception

Tuesday, May 1st, 5-5:45pm

6100 Hagewa Drive

Blue Ash, OH

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This is a great chance to see the High School transformed into a “Tropical Paradise”. Plus, you will get to peek at some of the activities the students will be enjoying at this event in the middle of the night after the Prom.
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You are invited to Sycamore Community Schools first-ever K-12 STEAM Showcase on Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at E.H. Greene Intermediate.

The purpose of the event is to spotlight district-wide STEAM learning and local businesses and organizations that utilize STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) in their work. The showcase will consist of live demonstrations, presentations, competitions, giveaways, and hands-on activities for all ages.

Some of the local organizations who will be participating include UC Blue Ash, Kroger Technology, Apple, Gorilla Maker, and the city of Blue Ash and Montgomery.

We are also excited to show off some of the work that is happening in our classrooms, including live demos of the AVES electric car, Blue Ash GeoCity, Montgomery PBL Carnival, and FIRST LEGO League. There will be opportunities for families to work with robotics, Makedo, and virtual reality. Come make a Mother’s Day present on our 3D printers!

Local food trucks will be serving food and refreshments from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

We anticipate a large turnout for this indoor/outdoor event. A free shuttle service from Maple Dale Elementary to E.H. Greene will run between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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At Maple Dale Elementary, staff, parents, and students work as a team to promote success and provide a welcoming, safe, and positive learning environment for all.